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2014 BMW 3-Series

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Vehicle Overview

Entry-level luxury cars dominate premium-brand vehicle sales in the United States. These are the cars people buy when they get that big promotion at work, and the BMW 3 Series has long been a favorite with consumers and critics alike. There's good reason for its success. The 3 Series comes with some of the most powerful and fuel-efficient four- and six-cylinder engines in this class and arguably the nicest interior furnishings. It also has a reputation for providing sporty handling and a fun overall driving experience. Although the current-generation car puts more priority on ride comfort than previous versions, the 2014 BMW 3 Series remains enjoyable whether you're seeking out roads less traveled or just driving to the office.

The 2014 model year brings plenty of change for the 3 Series line. The BMW 3 Series wagon returns to the lineup early in the model year after taking 2013 off, and it shares its platform architecture and engines with the 3 Series sedan. This time around the wagon is all-wheel drive only. Meanwhile, the 3 Series coupe and convertible are history, as the redesigned versions of these cars will be part of the 2014 4 Series line.

BMW is also introducing a brand-new engine for 2014, and if your heart bleeds for mpg, you're probably going to like this 2.0-liter, turbocharged diesel four-cylinder. Rated at 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, this engine is extremely efficient, as rear-drive diesel 3 Series sedans have a 37 mpg combined EPA rating (as well as a 45 mpg highway rating), while the AWD 328d wagon carries a 35 mpg combined rating. Although the 2014 328d sedan and wagon won't be as quick as other 3 Series models, they won't exactly be slow either, as the automaker estimates they'll deliver you to 60 mph in the low 7-second range.

The high fuel economy numbers on the diesel BMW 3 Series will make the potent but pricey ActiveHybrid3 sedan an even tougher sell this year (it rates only 33 mpg on the highway), but every other 2014 BMW 3 Series sedan and wagon is worth serious consideration. No competitive cars can quite match the BMW's combination of fantastic road manners, high-end interior furnishings and outright refinement. If you only test-drive one entry-level luxury car this year, let it be the 2014 BMW 3 Series.

New for 2014

The 3 Series wagon returns, as it has finally received the same redesign the sedan got in 2012. In addition, a new four-cylinder diesel engine joins the 2014 BMW 3 Series lineup. It's available on both the sedan and wagon. There is no 3 Series coupe or convertible for 2014, as BMW has transitioned those body styles to the new 4 Series line.

Body Style, Trim Levels, and Options

Currently, the 2014 BMW 3 Series is available only in the wagon body style. The 328i xDrive model will be offered initially, with the diesel-powered 328d xDrive wagon joining the lineup later. The 2014 3 Series sedan will arrive in late summer 2013; until then, please refer to our 2013 3 Series review for information on the sedan.

The 328i xDrive wagon comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, driver memory functions, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a trip computer, Bluetooth, the iDrive electronics interface with a 6.5-inch display, and a premium sound system with a CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

BMW offers four optional equipment lines -- Luxury, Modern, Sport and M Sport -- that include different wheel designs, color schemes, trim types, seats and steering wheels and even suspension tuning. Meanwhile, the Technology package provides a hard-drive-based navigation system (with 20GB available for personal music storage), a higher-resolution 8.8-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, real-time traffic data, BMW Apps (a suite of apps for iPhones, including Pandora and Stitcher), BMW Remote Services (which allows both Apple and Android users to lock the car remotely and turn on the climate control, among various other tasks) and a head-up display.

The Premium package is your ticket to leather upholstery, a keyless ignition and a power liftgate that can be opened by swiping your foot under the bumper, while the Driver Assistance package provides a rearview camera (that also shows top and side views of the car), front and rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring. If that's not enough help, you can also purchase an automated parking system. The Driver Assistance Plus package adds a lane departure warning system and a speed limit info display. The Cold Weather package heats every seat in the car plus the steering wheel, and the Dynamic Handling package bundles the sportier suspension tune from the M Sport line with variable-ratio steering. The Lighting package provides adaptive bi-xenon headlights. Adaptive cruise control and an upgraded Harman Kardon audio system are à la carte extras.

Powertrains and Performance

2014 BMW 3 Series sedans offer a choice between rear-wheel drive and the xDrive all-wheel-drive system, while AWD is standard on 3 Series wagons. A six-speed manual is available on sedans, but the wagon comes only with an eight-speed automatic transmission (optional on the sedan). Automatic-equipped 3 Series cars with the Sport or M Sport package have a "sport" version of this transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters. Both transmissions come with an automatic stop-start function that turns off the engine when the car stops in order to save fuel.

The 328i model uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder rated at 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimates for the automatic-equipped 328i are 23 mpg city (22 for the wagon), 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. These are outstanding numbers for this class.

Later in the 2014 model year, you'll see a 320i sedan, a 328d sedan and wagon, a 335i sedan and the ActiveHybrid3 sedan. The 320i has a less powerful version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 180 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. EPA fuel economy ratings are 24 city/36 highway and 28 mpg combined for a rear-drive sedan with the automatic (23/36/27 with the manual).

The 328d models have a 2.0-liter, turbocharged diesel four-cylinder rated at 180 hp and a heady 280 lb-ft of torque. This engine only comes with the automatic regardless of which body style you choose. Rear-drive 328d sedans are rated 32 city/45 highway and 37 combined, while the 328d xDrive sedan and wagon are both rated 31/43/35.

The 335i sedan has a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine rated at 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. With the automatic, it's just as fuel-efficient as the 328i, boasting a 26 mpg combined EPA rating. Getting the manual gearbox drops the combined rating to 23 mpg. With AWD, you're looking at 1 or 2 combined mpg less.

Finally, there's the ActiveHybrid3, which pairs the 335i's engine with the eight-speed automatic, a rear-drive electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. This combination provides 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. The ActiveHybrid3 sedan is quick, as BMW claims it will hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, but don't expect huge mpg numbers, as the EPA rates it at just 23 city/35 highway and 28 mpg combined.

In Edmunds performance testing, a manual-equipped 328i sedan covered zero to 60 in 5.9 seconds, while an automatic 328i M Sport sedan did it in 5.4 seconds -- in both cases, quicker than any of the car's four-cylinder competition.

Safety

Every 2014 BMW 3 Series comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags.

The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors dry when the windshield wipers are in use and automatically snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle. BMW Assist emergency communications is standard and includes automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery and on-demand roadside assistance. A visit to the options list will provide parking sensors (front and rear), a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, a lane departure warning system and an automated parking system.

In Edmunds brake testing, a 328i sedan with 18-inch summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 115 feet, while the 328i M Sport stopped in 109 feet -- average distances for an entry-level luxury sedan with summer tires.

In government crash testing, the sedan received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, plus four stars for frontal protection and five for side protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the sedan the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests. It received the second-worst rating of "Marginal" in the Institute's new small overlap front crash test, but few cars have been subjected to this test, and a majority received a similar rating or worse.

Interior design and Special Features

Although the 3 Series cabin has a contemporary feel, BMW has taken pains to make sure it's still a comfortable and inviting place. The company's classic analog gauges provide a historical link with BMWs of previous decades, while the Luxury, Modern, Sport and M Sport give you plenty of leeway to customize the cabin to your taste. Materials quality within the cabin is exceptional, and it's all put together with care.

The basic 6.5-inch display screen is adequate, but you'll want to get the larger, optional screen for a true, luxury electronics interface. Although early versions of BMW's iDrive electronics interface had a reputation for being complicated and frustrating to use, this latest version ranks near the top of the entry-level luxury car class for sheer ease of use. The menu structure is straightforward, the graphics are crisp and processing times are quick, which helps minimize the amount of time you spend looking away from the road. That said, new owners should sit down and familiarize themselves with iDrive before hitting the road, because it's still a complex system and you can't master everything while the car's in motion.

The base-model seats are comfortable and supportive, while the purpose-built seats in the sport packages are even more so. If rear-seat accommodations are a priority, you won't find a more spacious backseat in the entry-luxury car class. Rear legroom is particularly impressive. Trunk space is above average in the sedan (13 cubic feet), while the wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 53 cubic feet with its seats folded. That's more than BMW's X1 and basically equal to the Audi Allroad.

Driving Impressions

The 240-hp four-cylinder gasoline engine in the 2014 BMW 328i models is highly impressive. Acceleration is very quick (quicker than some rival six-cylinders, in fact), and we've had little difficulty duplicating the EPA fuel economy numbers in real-world driving. Should you want the traditional BMW experience with inline-6 power, though, the 335i satisfies with a huge wallop of midrange torque that you'll savor every time you execute a highway passing maneuver. The auto stop-start function can be an annoyance in heavy traffic, because the engine doesn't restart as quickly or smoothly as we'd like when transitioning between the brake pedal and the gas (fortunately, you can manually disable this feature).

Although the latest 3 Series has lost a bit of the previous car's hard-edged athleticism, the reality is that this car still delivers the best all-around driving experience in the entry-level luxury sedan class. The ride is smooth and quiet, no matter which wheels and tires you choose, so the car is a natural candidate for road trips. Although we haven't driven the 2014 BMW 3 Series wagon, its handling should be similar to the sedan, which feels nicely composed when going around turns. The steering is the weakest link in this package: Most consumers will find it very precise, but demanding drivers might notice the steering no longer offers the detailed feedback that made older BMWs feel special.

2013 BMW 320i Vehicle Overview

The quintessential sports sedan is becoming a bit more accessible: BMW is adding the entry-level 320i to its portfolio for 2013. Priced from $33,445 and driven by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four, the 320i sacrifices power, but still comes in a package that remains one of our all-time favorites.

The new 320i is equipped with the same N20 engine that powers the 328i: a direct-injected, four-cylinder force-fed by a single twin-scroll turbocharger. While the engine makes 240 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque in the 328i, the 320i is rated at 180 horsepower at 5000 rpm, and produces 200 lb-ft of torque from 1250 rpm. As with the 328i, the 320i can be ordered with a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic, or a precise, short-throw six-speed manual. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is an additional $2000.

Judging from our experience in Europe, the lower-grade N20 is a pleasant if somewhat unremarkable engine. The loss of 60 horsepower isn't felt during daily commutes, but when pushed harder, there is an undeniable performance difference. In our most recent testing, the 328i took 5.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph; top speed is governed either at 130- or 155 mph, depending on the tire specification. By contrast, BMW estimates the 320i will take 7.1 seconds to reach 60 mph, regardless of transmission type, and is governed at 130 mph, or a yet-undisclosed velocity when equipped with performance tires. Estimated fuel economy for the manual is 22 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. With the automatic, fuel economy is estimated at 23/33. Aiding the fight to increase mileage is a standard stop-start function and an Eco Pro setting-which can be selected in addition to the Comfort and Sport settings.

The 3-series chassis remains essentially untouched here; 17-inch aluminum wheels are standard, with 18-inch rims part of the optional Sport package. The M Sport package, for those whose interests are in show rather than go, is not offered on the 320i. The choice of interior trim in the 320i also is curtailed compared to the 328i.

BMW makes some ado about the four-cylinder heritage of the 3-series, and indeed, the first-generation 3 was launched with nothing but four-bangers. But there is no obfuscating the fact that the 3-series has been associated with the silky-smooth inline-six for decades. We'll dismiss the company's claim that the N20 engine "achieves refinement, noise and vibration of a kind that was previously confined to BMW six-cylinder engines" as pure marketing speak.

The new 320i's base price undercuts that of the 328i sedan by $4300. The latest 3er is set for a more direct fight with the 211-hp Audi A4 2.0T, the 201-hp Mercedes-Benz C250, and the 202-hp Cadillac ATS 2.5. This reasonably priced entry-level 3-series, will serve as an attractive alternative to the competition's front-wheel-drive newcomers. Look for the 2013 BMW 320i in showrooms this spring.

Information from www.caranddriver.com

2013 BMW 335i Vehicle Overview

Offered in 328 and 335 models, BMW's compact 3 Series is the luxury automaker's bread-and-butter model. For 2013, a new ActiveHybrid 3 sedan is available.

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The 3 Series is available in sedan, coupe and retractable-hardtop convertible body styles, and a high-performance M3 version is also offered. The 3 Series competes with the Audi A4, Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

New for 2013

A new M Sport Line is available for the 328 and 335, and it brings 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, a sport suspension, an M steering wheel and styling changes.

The sedan is now offered with all-wheel drive instead of rear-wheel drive, and the 328 and 335 sedans can have newly optional active cruise control with Stop & Go technology, which maintains space between other cars in heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic. If the gap between cars closes, the system will bring your car to a complete stop.

Exterior

The sedan is 3.7 inches longer than the previous generation, and its exterior design has evolved. Different grille, side mirror and tailpipe treatments distinguish among the sedan's base, Modern, Sport, M Sport and Luxury trim levels, which come as option packages called "lines."

Coupes and convertibles have different front and rear styling touches. The 335is has a unique front air dam with larger air intakes. Exterior features include:

  • Standard adaptive xenon headlights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • Optional Active Steering system with speed-sensitive assist
  • Optional automatic high beams

Interior

Sedans seat five, but there's room for only four in the coupe and convertible. The iDrive system - standard in the sedan but available only with an optional navigation system in the others - is BMW's latest version, revamped with better graphics, more shortcut keys and improved menu functionality.

The sedan features an updated interior with more backseat legroom and a larger trunk. Its optional Sport line includes sport seats and steering wheel. Interior features include:

  • Push-button start
  • Standard automatic climate control
  • Optional front and rear parking assist
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional Dynamic Cruise Control can gently apply the brakes to maintain a preset speed
  • Standard HD radio
  • Optional satellite radio

Under the Hood

The 328 sedan's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 240 horsepower. The other body styles retain the 230-hp, normally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine.

A 300-hp, single-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder is found in all 335 body styles, though the sedan now offers an eight-speed automatic while the other body styles still have a six-speed automatic. Additional mechanical features include:

  • All 3 Series models can also have a six-speed manual
  • 335is coupe and convertible has a twin-turbo 320-hp 3.0-liter engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission is optional for the 335is

Safety

Convertibles are not available with side curtain airbags like the other body styles. Convertibles do get side airbag head extensions. Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side curtain airbags (not available on convertible)
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Active front head restraints
  • Available active cruise control with Stop & Go technology

2013 BMW 328i Vehicle Overview

Offered in 328 and 335 models, BMW's compact 3 Series is the luxury automaker's bread-and-butter model. For 2013, a new ActiveHybrid 3 sedan is available.

View information about the BMW 335i

The 3 Series is available in sedan, coupe and retractable-hardtop convertible body styles, and a high-performance M3 version (covered separately) is also offered. The 3 Series competes with the Audi A4, Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

New for 2013

A new M Sport Line is available for the 328 and 335, and it brings 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, a sport suspension, an M steering wheel and styling changes.

The sedan is now offered with all-wheel drive instead of rear-wheel drive, and the 328 and 335 sedans can have newly optional active cruise control with Stop & Go technology, which maintains space between other cars in heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic. If the gap between cars closes, the system will bring your car to a complete stop.

Exterior

The sedan is 3.7 inches longer than the previous generation, and its exterior design has evolved. Different grille, side mirror and tailpipe treatments distinguish among the sedan's base, Modern, Sport, M Sport and Luxury trim levels, which come as option packages called "lines."

Coupes and convertibles have different front and rear styling touches. The 335is has a unique front air dam with larger air intakes. Exterior features include:

  • Standard adaptive xenon headlights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • Optional Active Steering system with speed-sensitive assist
  • Optional automatic high beams

Interior

Sedans seat five, but there's room for only four in the coupe and convertible. The iDrive system - standard in the sedan but available only with an optional navigation system in the others - is BMW's latest version, revamped with better graphics, more shortcut keys and improved menu functionality.

The sedan features an updated interior with more backseat legroom and a larger trunk. Its optional Sport line includes sport seats and steering wheel. Interior features include:

  • Push-button start
  • Standard automatic climate control
  • Optional front and rear parking assist
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional Dynamic Cruise Control can gently apply the brakes to maintain a preset speed
  • Standard HD radio
  • Optional satellite radio

Under the Hood

The 328 sedan's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 240 horsepower. The other body styles retain the 230-hp, normally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine.

A 300-hp, single-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder is found in all 335 body styles, though the sedan now offers an eight-speed automatic while the other body styles still have a six-speed automatic. Additional mechanical features include:

  • All 3 Series models can also have a six-speed manual
  • 335is coupe and convertible has a twin-turbo 320-hp 3.0-liter engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission is optional for the 335is

Safety

Convertibles are not available with side curtain airbags like the other body styles. Convertibles do get side airbag head extensions. Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side curtain airbags (not available on convertible)
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Active front head restraints
  • Available active cruise control with Stop & Go technology

Special Offer Details

*2014 320i xDrive Sedan Available only to qualified customers by BMW Financial Services NA, LLC/Financial Services Vehicle Trust through 09-30-14. Advertised lease rate based on gross capitalized cost of $35,000.00. Includes destination charge. Excludes title, taxes, registration license fees, insurance, dealer prep and additional options. Total monthly payments equal $10,332.00. Cash due at signing includes $3,830.00 capitalized cost reduction, $725.00 acquisition fee, and first month's payment of $289.00. Total payments equal $14,887.00. At lease end, lessee pays for excess wear and tear plus $0.20/mile over 30,000 miles. Subject to credit approval. Includes Dealer contribution and eligible incentive/offers from BMW.

*2014 328i xDrive Sedan Available only to qualified customers by BMW Financial Services NA, LLC/Financial Services Vehicle Trust through 09-30-14. Advertised lease rate based on gross capitalized cost of $39,925.00. Includes destination charge. Excludes title, taxes, registration license fees, insurance, dealer prep and additional options. Total monthly payments equal $11,448.00. Cash due at signing includes $4,080.00 capitalized cost reduction, $725.00 acquisition fee, and first month's payment of $319.00. Total payments equal $16,323.00. At lease end, lessee pays for excess wear and tear plus $0.20/mile over 30,000 miles. Subject to credit approval. Includes Dealer contribution and eligible incentive/offers from BMW.

Current Offers

2014 320i xDrive Sedan
Lease starting at $289/month for 36 months

2014 328i xDrive Sedan
Lease starting at $319/month for 36 months

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